Taiye Selasi, author of Ghana Must Go, is in the running for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award 2014, valued at £30 000 – the world’s biggest prize for a single short story.
Selasi, of Ghanian and Nigerian parentage, has been longlisted for her story “Driver”, which is set in Ghana and “explores the class division between a driver and his employers”. She’ll be competing with 15 other candidates for the prize, to be announced in April.
Good luck to Selasi!
Taiye Selasi – Driver
Taiye was born in London to Nigerian and Ghanaian parents. She holds a BA in American studies from Yale University and an MPhil in international relations from Oxford. Selasi made her fiction debut in Granta in 2011 with The Sex Lives of African Girls, which was selected for Best American Short Stories 2012. Her first novel, Ghana Must Go, was published in March 2013.
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